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About Kristen R.

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About Kristen
Hi! My name is Kristen and I am a 25 year old singer who loves music. I started my music career at the early age of 8 and haven't stopped singing since. Originally from Monterey, CA I grew up singing with my family. It has always been one of my favorite past times to sing with my dad. My family is one of the most important things to me, followed closely by music! Having been both an instrumentalist and vocalist, I feel it is important to not only know how to sing, but to be able to read music and understand what you are singing. After graduating with a music degree from BYU-I, I feel I have the tools to teach these and more.
Through my years as a musician, I have come to appreciate many different kinds of music ranging anywhere from Broadway to opera to Jazz, etc. I feel this gives me the ability to cater to my student's individual
goals as musicians. One of my goals as a teacher is to help you to learn to sing what you love while giving you the correct foundation to build on. Music is supposed to be fun!
I believe self confidence is extremely important as a vocalist. "Stage fright" is one of the most common things holding us back from reaching our full potential. Singing with confidence makes you feel great, and sound even better. Sometimes it is all that's missing from a potentially amazing singer. I have helped many students overcome this road block and emerge filled with confidence and self assurance.

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Did you know that people can hear a smile in your voice? Smiling while singing actually produces a different sound that is pleasant to the ear. I want this experience to be fun for my students. I do, however, believe self discipline is a very important aspect of music. I will encourage students to practice regularly and come prepared to learn. I will usually request that students bring a recording device so they can take home our lessons and practice. This also allows you to hear how you sound during lessons and reproduce(or improve) that at home.
During my lessons, we will cover topics ranging from technical skills, basic singing principles, ear training, sight-reading, to theoretical knowledge. We will also discuss voice maintenance. That said, I feel it's important to get out of the lessons what you want, so I don't have a set curriculum. I tailor each lesson to the student.
All in all, I am a patient, fun-loving teacher who will work hard to bring out the very best in all my students. I will neither push too hard nor be too lenient as we strive to reach the goals we have set together.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano and music books provided

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide some music for the student. I would prefer that the student have access to a piano and bring a tape recorder and notebook to each lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Although I was classically trained and studied opera in college, my younger singing experience largely involved musical theatre. I have always been told I am a natural on stage. I strive to instill that confidence into my students because confidence really is half the battle.
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Chandra Thomas January 9, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Kristen is an amazing singing instructor. she has worked with my son to help develop not only his vocal ranges but also help with his ability to read music. She has the distinct ability to choose good music to fit his range while still requiring him to stretch to more difficult music increasing his talent. I have defiantly seen him grow since working with her vast expertise in music and vocal knowledge.
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Ray R. May 21, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
Kristen is a marvelous voice teacher. She has helped me to open up and perform like I never have before. I really love her down to earth basic approach. She is wonderful for sure !!!
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Ray R. August 1, 2016
· Singing · In home
Kristen is so wonderful to work with. She sees my needs and we work on my singing capacity. Kristen is always happy to adjust on days and times when needed. I love working with her and she is a really great person.
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Kristen R.

Kristen R.

North Salt Lake, UT 84054
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About Brenda R.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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Versatile singer and voice artist. Studied Broadway, Opera and Pop for 6 years. Sang with entertainment groups in Utah, and was a previous member of Salt Lake City's Mountain Jubilee Chorus. Is also a voice actor, and has voiced various commercial work for radio and television, all types of narration, and character work for animation. Helping you to use your voice to its best potential!

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For both Voice Over work and singing: General breath work, vowel enunciation, making the most of diaphragm control. Also, how genres vary in pop, jazz and Broadway.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Light use of Piano, or keyboards

If recording - Atlas Mic and M - box audio interface (Pro - tools SE) and adobe Audition.

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n/a at the present time.

*** Specialties ***
Singing: Pop, soul, jazz
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Stephanie B. December 4, 2014
· Singing · In studio
Wonderful teacher. Brenda really knows how to get her students relaxed and ready to sing. Her experience is unlike anything I have seen. My daughter really enjoyed her.
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Ray R. November 10, 2014
· Singing · In studio
Brenda did a great job helping me to progress in my singing. I really appreciate her service!!!
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Ray R. June 14, 2014
· Singing · In home
Brenda is a very kind and knowledgeable person. She is very good at helping the individual achieve their potential. I am still taking voice lessons from her and enjoy our association.
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Brenda R.

Brenda R.

Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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$44.95 / 45-min

About Mike J.

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Ogden, UT
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About Mike
Hi. My name is Mike J. I am a full time music instructor with over 30 years of experience teaching, performing and writing music. I teach both steel string guitar (acoustic or electric) and classical (nylon string) guitar as well as the electric bass and the ukulele.

I incorporate music theory into my lessons but can also teach theory by itself.

I cover rock, folk, pop, blues, jazz, gospel, country or classical. I teach fingerpicking and flat-picking. I strive to find a good balance each lesson between the study of reading, technique and music theory and learning songs you know and like.

I have had excellent results with this approach so that typically ¼ of my students have stayed and studied with me for over 3 years!

Here's an article I wrote on some of the reasons I enjoy teaching:
http://takelessons.com/blog/teaching-gu
itar-helps-you-improve

I look forward to the possibility of helping you reach your musical goals.
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Ken Beck November 24, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Very good first lesson, looking forward to more...
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Salvador April 11, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
I have learned so much from Mike in almost a year. He knows so much about the guitar and music theory. Without Mike I would not have progressed as much as I have. Mike has been awesome and very patient. He listens to me when I tell him what I need to work on. I would recommend him a million times over!!!
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James November 29, 2016
· Bass Guitar · In home
I'm a 42 yr old man with no music training. The teacher has been very patient and encouraging as he has taught me to play the Bass guitar.
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Mike J.

Mike J.

Ogden, UT 84403
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About Ryan M.

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Salt Lake City, UT

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About Ryan
As a guitar teacher, my goal is to help students be able to grow their passion for music and attain the skills needed to express themselves musically.

There are so many methods of learning to play the guitar that it can be overwhelming knowing where to start.

I have been playing guitar for over 15 years and have studied with many amazing music teachers which have helped shape my methods of teaching.

Lessons are designed to help students not only learn to play the songs they love, but learn how those songs were built and how they can pull the songs apart and create something of their own.

A few of the skills student will learn include:
- Proper technique
- Chords, how they are built
- Scales and how to use them
- Ear training
- Sight reading/guitar tablature
- Fingerpicking
- Rhythmic notation
- Strum patterns
- Pickin
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- Intervals
- Triads and their inversions
- Arpeggios

I teach students of all age and experience levels!
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Steve February 12, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Ryan is fantastic. He'll give me a few options of what I want to work on, and that makes it really enjoyable.
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Cody P. July 14, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Ryan was a great instructor. Took time to teach and created an enthusiastic music student.
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Matt February 21, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Ryan cares to make the lessons personal for what I need in my learning of guitar. Other teachers just show up, open a book, and see what you got. I feel that Ryan prepares lessons so that I get the most out of them.
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Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Bountiful, UT 84010
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$30 / 30-min

About Emily H.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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Born in southeastern Wisconsin, I began playing horn at the age of ten. For the past two summers, I have been a member of the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre Company in Logan, Utah. In the summer of 2013, I was in the pit orchestra for the Ohio Light Opera Company. My other festival activities include the Atlantic Music Festival (2012 orchestral fellow), the Music Academy of the West, and the Aspen Music Festival (2010 brass quintet fellow). As an orchestral musician, I have appeared with the Glens Falls Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, the American Youth Symphony, and the Orquesta de Baja (Tijuana, MX). I have been a private horn instructor for eleven years and a private piano instructor for 6 years.

While living in the Midwest, I developed a love of orchestral horn play
ing. I earned my bachelor’s degree in horn performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. I earned my master’s degree in horn performance at the University of Southern California. Currently I live in the Greater Boston area.

My other interests include swimming, reading, and baking.
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Emily H.

Emily H.

Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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$35 / 30-min
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About Suzanne M.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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About Suzanne
My number one goal as a teacher is to demystify the voice. Singing can be confusing, elusive and frustrating when you just can't figure out how to create the sound you want. I have felt all these emotions as a student and dedicate my teaching style to helping each student have a solid understanding of how to use their voice correctly and to achieve the sound they desire. Every singer is different, everyone learns and has their "Ah ha" moments from a different inspiration, so I tailor my lessons to cater to each individual's needs.

I'm serious about singing, but love to find the fun and joy in the process; It's very important my students feel at ease, comfortable and free to explore their voice without feeling embarrassed or vulnerable, I create an environment that nurtures free exploration to ensure we can discover what you're capable
of!

As well as voice technique I also offer performance coaching, audition coaching, studio coaching and recording prep, songwriting, and piano for singers.

A little about me:
British-born, Suzanne hails from a Musical Theatre background, a
scholarship student of the UK's acclaimed London Studio Centre, she is proud to the Shelia O'Neil Award winner for "Best All - Round
Performer" her graduating year.

She has gathered international acclaim for her unique vocal style and her commanding stage presence. A true chameleon of voice Suzanne co-created the successful indie band Dark Furs and Jazz Duo Lux and Lois. She works regularly with acclaimed producers and Music Houses lending her diverse vocal and songwriting skills for other artists as well as creating original music for Film and Television.

Suzanne's eclectic background ranging from Musical Theatre to Indie Rock has awarded her with an arsenal of knowledge on technique, (on stage, in front of the microphone, or in the recording studio) as well style, interpretation and performance technique. Suzanne believes the most empowering tool she can teach is to unearth and champion a student's own unique vocal style.

You never stop growing as an artist, or a teacher. Suzanne loves to guide students along the journey of working to their best voice.
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Courtney October 6, 2016
· Singing · In home
After almost a decade of not singing or any singing lessons, I was apprehensive to start again. I felt like I couldn't sing in front of anyone comfortably. Suzanne made me feel like I could finally let my guard down.

Her lesson plan introduced me back into the world of singing gracefully. As the lesson went on, I became relaxed and aware of my voice once again. She pointed out my strong suits which helped me with my confidence, as well as guided me to what I can work on.

Her ability to help you connect to lyrics as well as pairing it with the technical aspect of singing really makes her a standout. Highly recommend!!
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Cody September 6, 2016
· Singing · In studio
She was Lovely, patient, and understanding of my novice abilities, she made it fun and comfortable and I feel I am greatly improved!
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Suzanne M.

Suzanne M.

Salt Lake City, UT 84103
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$30 / 30-min

About Peter M.

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Salt Lake City, UT

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I love sharing knowledge! Math has always been a passion for me, and I competed in several math competitions even in elementary school. Since then I have tutored many students in math from a fourth grade level to college math. I scored a 34 on the ACT and I enjoy helping others achieve their dreams by getting college scholarships. I lived in Italy for more than 2 years and have worked as an Italian teacher and tutor for 5 years. I have been playing guitar and making music for 19 years. You can check out my CD, "Songs from Pablo's Attic," on Spotify and iTunes. I am currently attending graduate school at the University of Utah and our tutoring endeavors help us work through school in a meaningful way.
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Julie & Steve R. January 17, 2018
· Italian · Online
Excellent
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Jo November 6, 2017
· Italian · Online
I was a bit nervous, not knowing what to expect prior to this first lesson. Peter provided great information to use as a study guide, is patient and thorough in preparation for and during our lesson. I am really looking forward to continuing. THANK YOU, Peter!
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Pete July 25, 2017
· Italian · In studio
Peter is an excellent one-on-one teacher for Italian. Based on his background, I'm not surprised to find him very knowledgable about the language as it is currently spoken. In our sessions, he often explains the nuances of words and phrases based on usage, is careful to guide correct pronunciation and adds in multiple phrases of common speech. He has assembled a workbook that is well-organized and clear; we have progressed through it week by week and it has a nice feel of building a usable knowledge of key verbs, words and phrases. Peter is great at teaching and sharing what he knows, and on top of all of this he is flexible to the student's pace, needs and interests. We paused in our progress through the workbook to focus on specific topics like directions, clothing, colors, food, the urban setting, etc. Weekly he sends me sentences via a Google doc and I work and them and send my translations into Italian back--works great! I am excited to have Peter as my teacher and I think you will be, too. I plan on working with him through the course and beyond. Grazie mille, Peter!
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Peter M.

Peter M.

Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(3)
starting at
$18 / 30-min

About Kalisha W.

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Clearfield, UT

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Talent for teaching new skills with patience and offering kind, yet constructive, feedback

Posses deep empathy and understanding of basic character education skills such as student Self Esteem and Mental Emotional well being.

Talent for flourishing one's self confidence while remitting performance anxieties.

Over 20 years of Experience teaching students of varying ages including adults.

Experience training students from primary beginners to professional standards.

Teaching Awards:

First Class Teacher of the Year Award: Weber School District 2005

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Gentle and Kind Hearted, Vibrant Personality, Excellent Communicator, Maintains a Good Sense Of Humor.
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Vicki McGhee January 31, 2018
· Piano · In home
Kali is an awesome teacher! I was nervous being an adult starting fresh. She is patient and lighthearted. Looking forward to this journey!
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Kae January 30, 2018
· Test Prep ·
Kalisha helped me study for my praxis test. She spent many hours and made it fun for me. It helped me tremendously. She was always there for me in my teaching career and I really appreciated her support. I would highly recommend her.
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Rachael January 29, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Kalisha is one of the most friendly people I know. She is passionate about music and willing to branch into other areas of music to further her musical education.
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Kalisha W.

Clearfield, UT 84015
(15)
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$15 / 30-min

About Nathan W.

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Bountiful, UT

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About Nathan
I am a 23 year old musician. I have studied guitar for 12 years. 8 of those years were spent studying under the instruction of Mike Smith who graduated from the U of U in jazz guitar. 1 year was also spent studying specifically jazz guitar under the instruction of Ben Mathews, an adjunct professor at Utah State University. I have also played in several bands and enjoy writing my own music on a daily basis.

I have played all genres and style of guitar, but specialize in acoustic finger style (such as the music played by Tommy Emmanuel), as well as jazz guitar. I love rock, pop, alternative, and jazz. These are the genres I spend the most time with.

Most of all I have a passion for playing, performing, and writing music for guitar. I love every moment I get to be able to play with other people and share the knowledge and experience I
have gained playing and performing for others.

Along with guitar I have played piano since the age of 7, joined the orchestra at age 12 playing the bass, moved on to clarinet and tenor saxophone, and played as the lead jazz guitarist in the high school jazz band for 4 years. I am also formally trained in music theory. Having studied under individual instructors for over half my life I have a firm grasp of the necessary steps and skills needed to progress as a guitarist and musician. All lessons are recorded and shared with the student to keep for future use and practicing.
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Nathan W.

Nathan W.

Bountiful, UT 84010
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$20 / 30-min

About RHEA M.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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Rhea Miller recently graduated with her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University and published her dissertation entitled, OperaTunity: Opera Education for the Community in May 2016. Ms. Miller was the Soprano Teaching Artist for Arizona Opera’s 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 OperaTunity Outreach Program and she also had the opportunity to cover-study the roles of Lucia, Susanna, Josephine, Musetta, Violetta, Norina, and Marie in Arizona Opera's productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Le nozze di Figaro, H.M.S. Pinafore, La bohème, La Traviata, Don Pasquale, and La Fille du Regiment.

Her performance credits include; Papagena in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Arizona Opera, the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with The Celestial Opera Company in South Pasadena California, Romilda in the Florida State Opera's production of Hande
l's Serse, Pamina in the Florida State Opera Outreach's The Magic Flute, Yum-Yum in Ohio Light Opera's The Mikado, and Amor in La Musica Lirica's l'Incoronazione di Poppea in Novefeltria, Italy. She has also performed the title role in Suor Angelica, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Casilda in The Gondoliers, and the First Nursemaid in Street Scene at the University of Utah.

Ms. Miller received both her Master of Music (Florida State University) and Bachelor of Music (University of Utah) degrees in Vocal Performance. She currently works as a voice instructor at Imagination Place in Sugarhouse, a box office assistant with Utah Children's Theatre, and a Patron Services Agent with Utah Symphony | Utah Opera.
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RHEA M.

RHEA M.

Salt Lake City, UT 84103
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